Capt. Kirk’s William Shatner on cusp of blasting into space
MARCIA DUNN and RICK TABER, Associated Press
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Hollywood’s Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, counted down Wednesday toward his wildest role yet: riding a rocket into space, courtesy of “Star Trek” fan Jeff Bezos.
The actor joined three other passengers for the morning launch from remote West Texas. Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, invited Shatner on the jaunt to the final frontier, a mission that would make him the oldest person in space.